Department Chair

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Marie-Claude Couture has more than fifteen years of experience leading public health studies in local and international settings, including Haiti, Cambodia, Ghana, Thailand, and the Ivory Coast. She built a solid academic background in epidemiology and public health with research interests in substance use, infectious diseases, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, and social determinants of health in diverse, underserved and marginilized populations. Marie-Claude has been...

Education:
  • Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, PhD in Public Health, epidemiology
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada, MSc, Masters in Biochemistry, molecular biology
  • Université Laval Quebec, Canada...
Expertise:
  • Epidemiology
  • Data analysis
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Survey design

Program Director

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Dr. Meghani is a core faculty member, licensed psychologist, and program director in the School of Nursing and Health Professions Clinical Psychology PsyD program. Her research concerns the promotion of infant and perinatal mental health and family relationships through the design and implementation of inclusive, culturally attuned, evidence-based interventions aimed to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression in the transition to parenthood.

Dr. Meghani is the founder of Parentline, a free...

Education:
  • UCSF/ZSFG Clinical Psychology Training Program, Clinical Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-2011
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2010
  • University of...
Expertise:
  • Child, adolescent, and family psychology
  • Psychodynamic, brief/strategic, and solutions-focused therapy
  • South Asian diaspora acculturation and mental health
  • Program development and community partnerships

Full-Time Faculty

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June Madsen Clausen, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Clinical Psychology PsyD Program within the School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP). Previously, she served as the inaugural Senior Associate Dean for SONHP, as Program Director for the PsyD Program, as Associate Dean for Academic Effectiveness in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and as Chair of the Department of Psychology in CAS. She is Consultant and past Director of the Foster Care Research Group; her published work focuses on...

Education:
  • University of California, San Francisco, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Services Research, 1994
  • University of California, San Diego, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 1992
  • University of California...
Expertise:
  • Trauma
  • Foster Youth
  • Program Evaluation
  • Assessment of Student Learning in Higher Education
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Dr. Alette Coble-Temple is a licensed clinical psychologist who comes to the University of San Francisco with 18 years of teaching within a clinical psychology doctorate program and 20 years of experience as a forensic evaluator. Her cultural-responsive leadership style promotes innovative academic and training structures to strengthen accessibility and effectiveness. Dr. Coble-Temple mentors from a developmental perspective with an emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her research and...

Education:
  • John F. Kennedy University, PsyD in Clinical Psychology, 1999
  • John F. Kennedy University, MA in Sport Psychology, 1995
  • Santa Clara University, BS in Psychology, 1993
Expertise:
  • Clinical psychology
  • Disability rights
  • Neuropsychology
  • Forensic risk assessment
  • Attachment theory
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Clinical Emphasis - Psychodynamically, psychoanalytically oriented adult individual psychotherapy; sub-specialization in adult development, and psychological testing and therapy with mid-life and older adults.

Education:
  • PhD, Northwestern University
  • BS, Psychology, University of California at Berkeley
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Dr. Dellanira Garcia, a licensed clinical psychologist, obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. She was awarded a National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institutes of Mental Health to examine social capital and mental illness among women of Mexican descent. Dr. Garcia's research focuses on socio-cultural contextual factors impacting ethnic minority mental health and sexual risk behaviors, with an emphasis in Latino populations. Her community...

Education:
  • PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • MA, Psychology, Boston University
  • BA, Psychology, University of California at Davis
Expertise:
  • Mental health and health disparities among BIPOC communities
  • Latinx Mental Health
  • Community based research methods
  • Social determinants of health
  • Women's sexual risk and health
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Dr. Malamud obtained a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, in San Francisco. Dr. Malamud is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California, with training and experience in school psychology and neuropsychology, with an emphasis on providing culturally sensitive assessment and psychotherapy services to diverse, underserved clients. During her postdoctoral...

Education:
  • Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2015
  • California State University East Bay, MS in Clinical Child/School Psychology, 2009
  • ...
Expertise:
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Statistics and psychometrics
  • Clinical child psychology

Dr. David A. Martinez completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Post-doctoral fellowship at the Medical School of Brown University. Prior to his post-doc he was a Psychology Intern in the Behavioral Medicine Program at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He was awarded a pre-doctoral National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institute of Mental Health to explore the barriers and facilitators to...

Education:
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • MA, Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • BA, Psychology, San Diego State University

Dr. Michelle Montagno is a licensed psychologist and a long-time social justice advocate. She worked in the nonprofit and government sectors prior to pursuing a career in clinical psychology. Her areas of clinical and research interest include culturally responsive therapy, interpersonal and brief psychotherapy, racial and sexual identity development, privilege and oppression, and culturally accountable graduate training. She is also proudly certified as an advanced open-water scuba diver.

Education:
  • The Wright Institute, PsyD in Clinical Psychology, 2010
  • The Wright Institute, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2007
  • Ohio State University, BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies, 1999
Expertise:
  • Culturally responsive therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Brief therapy
  • Identity development

Part-Time Faculty

Education:
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Georgia
  • MEd, Community Counseling, University of Georgia
  • BA, Psychology, Loyola University

Dr. Christine Chang is an adjunct professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions Clinical Psychology PsyD program. She is a licensed psychologist practicing in California. Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Chang offers culturally informed depth psychotherapy with specialties in anxiety, grief, family trauma, and immigrant and minority experience. Currently, Dr. Chang also works as a clinical supervisor at the Wright Institute and Palo Alto University. Recently Dr. Chang was...

Education:
  • Loyola University Chicago, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, 2015
  • Harvard University, M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology, 2008
  • National Taiwan University, B.A. in Sociology, 2005
Expertise:
  • Contemporary psychodynamic theories and practices (e.g., AEDP)
  • Treatments for grief and complex trauma (e.g., intergenerational trauma)
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Asian/Asian American mental health
Education:
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University
  • BA, Psychology, University of Arizona

Dr. William Hua is an adjunct professor and teaches for the MPH and PsyD programs; his courses include a focus on integrated behavioral health, integrated care, and psychotherapy. He is a clinical health psychologist with the San Francisco VA health care system and has a strong emphasis on work with diverse and stigmatized populations and is dedicated to providing culturally humble care and treatment.

Dr. Hua received his PhD in Clinical Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine at the...

Education:
  • PhD, Clinical Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine, University of North Texas
  • BS, Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Expertise:
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Clinical Care
  • Primary Care/Mental Health Integration
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Clinical Health Psychology
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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Luma Muhtadie, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of PTSD and complex trauma, attachment disruptions, and adjustment to major life transitions. She is deeply committed to serving diverse individuals and underserved groups in a culturally responsive way. Dr. Muhtadie previously served as a Staff Psychologist on the PTSD Clinical Team at the San Francisco VA, and as an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at the California State University Los Angeles...

Education:
  • UC Berkeley, PhD in Psychology, 2018
  • UC Berkeley, MA in Psychology, 2012
Expertise:
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Attachment
  • Mind/body connections
  • Psychophysiology

Erin C. Watson, PsyD, is a Clinical Health Psychologist at the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) where she provides integrated care services and contributes to interprofessional education and practices. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences at the University of San Francisco, California (UCSF).

Dr. Watson earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Primary Care Psychology and...

Education:
  • San Francisco VA Health Care System/UCSF, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in HIV and Liver Diseases, 2015
  • Portland VA Health Care System/OHSU, Doctoral Internship in...
Expertise:
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Pain, Infectious Disease, and Liver Disease Clinical Care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Health Disparities
  • Motivational Interviewing
Education:
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Campus
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Campus
  • BA, Psychology and minor in Communication...